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Gil Anderi: “the beginning and the end of a product are the same: nature”

Gil Anderi: “the beginning and the end of a product are the same: nature”

In recent decades, sustainability issues have achieved space, something unknown until then in society. Environmental impact concern has grown and the problems to be taken into consideration [...]

Science: new technique trains brain to cure diseases within one hour

Science: new technique trains brain to cure diseases within one hour

0A relatively simple one-hour training is able to change certain brain behavior patterns and may even condition the brain to cure neurological or mental-like diseases. This is the conclusion of a [...]

Meet Greta Thunberg: 16-year-old activist and Nobel Prize nominee

Meet Greta Thunberg: 16-year-old activist and Nobel Prize nominee

Since August 2018, still at age 15, , every Friday Greta Thunberg skips school to strike in front of the Swedish parliament building in Stockholm. She arrives at 8am in front of the Rksdag [...]

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Do you know how a circular vegetable garden with hens works?

Do you know how a circular vegetable garden with hens works?

Whether in a small farm or the living room, it’s possible to have a small vegetable garden and produce food efficiently. Amongst many techniques on how to better use small areas, there’s [...]

Step by step: how to prepare your waste for recycling?

Step by step: how to prepare your waste for recycling?

Accurate and efficient selective collection is the first step towards a balanced recycling chain. In this video, produced with the technical support of Julia Luchesi, environmental manager for [...]

The four leading dangers in the workplace

The four leading dangers in the workplace

In the global ranking of accidents in the work environment, Brazil appears in the fourth position. An accident occurs every 48 seconds nationwide and, every 3h38, a Brazilian worker lost their [...]

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The new sustainability must be social, economic and environmental

The new sustainability must be social, economic and environmental

The concept was extended in the 21st century to add welfare and economic growth as environmental concerns

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Forest Economics: how carbon credits work

How carbon credits work

People other than just environmental and traditional activists got involved with forest economy for a while now. At least since the beginning of this century, it’s a growing market – [...]

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Bacteria can generate energy and purify water

Bacteria can generate energy and purify water

The electroactive bacteria system is an efficient energy-generation method that offers zero waste. Technically speaking, the microbes feed on organic matter and spontaneously generate electricity [...]

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Accessibility at work: not just ramps and elevators

Accessibility at work: not just ramps and elevators

The inclusion of disabled people in the working environment has two main aspects. One of them is the legal one: Act 8213/91, known as the statute of affirmative actions for disabled people in [...]

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What is the apartment-friendly wind turbine like?

What is the apartment-friendly wind turbine like?

The invention looks like a 25 centimeter (9,8 inches) in diameter ball and it has some spots on its surface to better use the winds coming in different directions. The project received the Dyson [...]

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Meet Greta Thunberg: 16-year-old activist and Nobel Prize nominee

Meet Greta Thunberg: 16-year-old activist and Nobel Prize nominee

Since August 2018, still at age 15, , every Friday Greta Thunberg skips school to strike in front of the Swedish parliament building in Stockholm. She arrives at 8am in front of the Rksdag [...]

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Are you ready for a future with printed cars and bamboo houses?

Are you ready for a future with printed cars and bamboo houses?

The periodic table contains 118 chemical elements that comprise everything that we, human beings, have seen or touched. However, only four are present in living body molecules: Hydrogen (H), [...]

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Gil Anderi: “the beginning and the end of a product are the same: nature”

Gil Anderi: “the beginning and the end of a product are the same: nature”

In recent decades, sustainability issues have achieved space, something unknown until then in society. Environmental impact concern has grown and the problems to be taken into consideration [...]

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Why is a diversified and green energy matrix so important?

Why is a diversified and green energy matrix so important?

According to the UN, climate changes are the greatest threat to human life on Earth, and their main cause is the burning of fossil fuels. Diversifying the energy matrix avoids gas emission and [...]

How do cars increase the use of renewables?

How do cars increase the use of renewables?

Have you noticed that every single day there’s a release or announcement of investment in the electric car industry? Renowned brands, for decades in the market, nowadays compete with new players [...]

Brazil performs well in plastic waste collection, but poor recycling

Brazil performs well in plastic collection, but poor recycling

International NPO WWF published the report Solving Plastic Pollution: Transparency and Accountability, which states the “urgency of a global treaty to hold back plastic pollution.” According to [...]

Brazilian organic industry accounts for BRL 4 billion in one year

Brazilian organic industry accounts for BRL 4 billion in one year

The organic food industry is booming in Brazil. In 2018 alone, industry sales reached BRL 4 billion, a result 20% higher than the previous year, according to the Brazilian Council for Organic and [...]

Accessibility at work: not just ramps and elevators

Accessibility at work: not just ramps and elevators

The inclusion of disabled people in the working environment has two main aspects. One of them is the legal one: Act 8213/91, known as the statute of affirmative actions for disabled people in [...]

In this century, the Amazon lost the territorial equivalent to Ecuador

In this century, the Amazon lost the territorial equivalent to Ecuador

MapBiomas monitors changes in the use of soil in the Amazon, and follows pressures on the rainforest. The tool published its first report and presented alarming data. The Project – entitled [...]

Research: children connected to nature grow up mentally healthier

Research: children connected to nature grow up mentally healthier

Research developed by Aarhus University (Denmark) and published in the scientific journal PNAS says that there’s a direct relationship between being around nature and good mental health. The [...]

Márcia Rocha: ‘success for trans people improves the creation of opportunities’

Márcia Rocha: ‘success for trans people improves the creation of opportunities’

By the time she graduated at PUC-SP and built a thriving career making business in the real estate market, Márcia Rocha presented herself to the world as a cisgender man married to a woman. [...]

Reforestation project brings rain back to dry region in Asia

Reforestation project brings rain back to dry region in Asia

In less than five years, a reforestation project transformed the arid region of Kulen mountain, in Cambodia. The UN Environment program, a partnership with the local government, sowed 100 [...]

Forest Economics: how carbon credits work

How carbon credits work

People other than just environmental and traditional activists got involved with forest economy for a while now. At least since the beginning of this century, it’s a growing market – [...]

Brazil’s 1st waste-generated energy plant will be in Paraná

Brazil’s 1st waste-generated energy plant will be in Paraná

The state of Paraná will have the first energy plant in Brazil generated from “waste” – that is, a combination of organic waste and sewage sludge. The plant will use biodigestion [...]

Is water desalination the best answer to the water crisis?

Is water desalination the best answer to the water crisis?

Global water crisis is a reality and forecasts are far from hopeful: the UN says that “by 2030, the planet will experience a 40% deficit in water, unless the management of such precious resource [...]

Stem cell treatment achieves HIV cure for the second time

Stem cell treatment achieves HIV cure for the second time

For the second time, an HIV patient got rid of the virus. A stem cell transplant removed the virus from the human body in a stable manner 12 years after the first successful application. The [...]